There are several websites available on the web dedicated to reviewing music. They amount you can be paid varies from each one.
Spinnup is a website used by musicians who want to get noticed. They upload their music to the website and then it becomes available to listeners all over the world. Spinnup have their very own talent scouts who browse the website looking for new talent. They leave feedback, and some take it to the next level and work with the musicians to promote them further.
If you’re interested in becoming a Spinnup music scout, you’ll need to love music and have an ear for an up and coming musician with a hit record. Get in touch with Spinnup, tell them where you’re living and why you want to become a talent scout. They will then get in touch with you if they think you’ll make the grade.
Another way to make money reviewing music is by listening to new tracks and leaving feedback. You can do this from websites that are set up to encourage new talent to upload their music so that talent scouts from record companies can find the best up and coming musicians of today.
Slice the Pie was founded in 2007 to look out for the best new talent. They are now the web’s largest review website and they use their reviews to provide insights for musicians and record producers. They have over 2 million reviewers and thousands continue to sign up every day.
To become a reviewer, you need to register. Reviewers can come from anywhere, as long as they can open a PayPal account because that’s how they process their payments to you. You’ll be sent music to review and you must listen to the track for at least 90 seconds before you begin to write. Slice the Pie recommends that you concentrate on one or more of the following elements:
Your review should be longer than 45 words with an in-depth study of the song and your specific opinion. You then rate the song from 1 to 10 and fill out a playlist. You get paid according to your star rating, which improves as you do more reviews and if the quality is good.
There are five ratings with Slice the Pie – A 1-star rating starts at 2 pence per listen which rises to 10p with a 5-star rating.
This is another website you can use to review music whilst getting paid. You need to create an account which is free. You only earn 3 points for every song you listen to. These can then be exchanged for CDs, DVDs or raffle entries once you’ve earned 500 points. Although the rate is low, it’s useful if you have a couple of minutes here and there to listen and leave your feedback.
Music X-Ray says it is a talent filter for the music business. To review for them, you need to open a free account and then link it to your Facebook page. Once this has been done, you’ll be asked to select the kind of music you like.
After that, it’s a question of checking your inbox every day to see if you have been sent any matches. If you have, you can start reviewing and you’ll earn 10 cents for every song. If you like the music, you can become a fan. Once you’ve earned 20 dollars you can take your money out and pay it into your PayPal account.
Song People is a survey website dedicated to the music industry. It was founded in 2000 and it conducts research for radio stations, record labels and other media industries. To become a reviewer for Song People, all you need to do is register. You’ll then be sent surveys which will take around 10 minutes to complete. Once you have submitted a survey you will earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon vouchers.
None of the websites are great earners, but you can listen to quite a few songs throughout your day, as they only take up a couple of minutes of your time. The plus with this type of extra income is that you can do it while you’re on your way to and from work, waiting at the dentist or during your lunch break. You won’t make a fortune, but you will make something for very little effort.